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how long does it take after an abortion untill you get your period?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
2-6 weeks : The first period usually occurs 2-6 weeks after and then patients return to their usual patterns. If you continue to have irregular periods after a few months then you should schedule a visit for evaluation.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

If I take the abortion pill, will that put future pregnancies at risk?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Medical abortion will have no impact on future pregnancies. Mifeprex (ru-486) and Misoprostol lead to a miscarriage of the pregnancy, and from your body's perspective it is no different than a natural miscarriage.
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When will I start getting my period again after delivery?

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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Menses: It may depend f you are breast feeding or not but it may take a few months.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Is there any evidence that viable cells are in the menstrual flow?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial cells (cells from uterine lining) grow in locations other than inside the uterus. We know that women experience "retrograde flow", or flow of menses back thru the fallopian tubes and into the pelvis. Usually, the body resorbs the material, but sometimes these "viable" cells take hold and live in the abdominal cavity.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Does menstruation affect seizures?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Sometimes: Many things can affect seizures, even those that are well-controlled. Even "little" things like sleep deprivation or a urinary tract infection can set off seizures that were controlled. Hormonal fluctuations with menstruation is another.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can it be normal to have some lumps of blood in your period?

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Dr. Prerana Sangani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: The clumps are normal. Each period is the lining your endometrium that is shedding so sometimes it can be in the form of larger clots or lumps.

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